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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 20, 2008

Bus shelter built using soda bottles

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Local architects won a contest based on their design of an art bus shelter made of Ale 8 One soda bottles. LexTran will supply the base and maintain the shelter. For the full story, click here.

Light rail station promised to open on time

SEATTLE — Sound Transit is planning to finish a light rail station at the Seattle-Tacoma airport by late December, but a federal oversight report estimates that the station will be delayed until 2010. For the full story, click here.

Judge rejects MBTA injunction request

BOSTON — A U.S. district judge has dissolved the gag order on three M.I.T. students, who planned to present information about security discrepancies in the MBTA security system, despite MBTA’s request for a five-month injunction. For the full story, click here.

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CRRC announces ship date for MBTA pilot cars

The company is the first Chinese railcar builder to enter into the U.S. rail car manufacturing market.

STV, WSP USA to support L.A. Metro rail vehicle acquisition

Acquisition of new heavy rail vehicles and associated equipment that will play a key part in Metro’s systemwide rail expansion over the next decade.

Stadler breaks ground on railcar manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City

Its 62-acre property boasts 75,000 square feet of production space for the bogie, main, pre- and final assembly of single- and bi-level trains.

Stadler, Fort Worth Transportation Authority unveil 1st U.S. FLIRT train

The new commuter trains for TEXRail have been designed to reach maximum speeds of 81 mph and boast a coupled length of 266 feet each.

Design-build taking transit into the future

Design-build minimizes risk, reduces delivery time, keeps budgets in line, and mitigates funding partner concerns throughout project duration. With traditional design-bid-build, owners, designers, and contractors are segregated from design concept to final construction.

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